Mobb Deep – Shook Ones
Mobb Deep’s Prodigy
Born in Hempstead, New York. Prodigy became a member of the duo Mobb Deep. Propelled to awareness partially by fellow rapper Nas, who took a similar approach lyrically on his Illmatic album from 1994, as well as with the aid of a successful single, "Shook Ones Pt. 2," Mobb Deep released The Infamous in 1995. Sadly to say, on June 20, 2017, it was reported that Prodigy died in Las Vegas, Nevada after having been hospitalized a few days earlier. Mafia Magazine offers its love and condolences to the Johnson family and friends. You will be missed...
Mic Geronimo is amped to talk about the past, present, and future of everything … But the mentalist or natural you remember is still there when it comes to Hip Hop – only now he’s inspired by the little soldiers who he awaits to return home from school each day… You see like many of our Legion of Rap superheroes or Marvel heroes as Mic is more like Logan (Wolverine) than Superman; the lone wolf spirit with plenty of abilities and gifts… A voice undeniable and unforgettable… To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!
Saul Rodriguez – The Knockout Kid
Saul Rodriguez is an undefeated lightweight division fighter who packs a power punch and is nothing short of a sight to see. Proving you should never judge a book by it's cover, Saul's handsome good-boy looks is just a facade for his incredible ability to knock out most of his opponents. The baby faced fighter, Saul Rodriguez joined Floyd Mayweather's “Mayweather Promotions” team last December 2016 and will make his debut on the rooster February 24th 2017 at The Pechanga Casino. To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!
TOM MARVEL – Comfortable in Our Own Skin
The ability to find beauty in the faults, expressions, and attitudes through pictures is but a small bit of what attracts most photographers…. For Tom Marvel, his long-time hobby (dating back to high school) turned more into a professional attribute encapsulates all of what makes expression wonderful… To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!
Onyx – Shotgunz In Hell
Damien Dix was once a street corner rapper, who often became strong competition for other local emcees. Eventually, he and his friend Shawn Hart (also his neighbor) created their own Independent Record Label they named (HAMP) which meant “Holla At Me Productions”. Later, Damien was offered a contract deal with a major label, but by him being an artist that is very conscience about the overall lyrical content of Rap. To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!
MJ: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where were you born?
Larceny: I grew up in New York City, Brooklyn to be precise but when you from New York ya gotta name all 5 boroughs due to traveling purposes, it’s a new York thing shout out to all 5 boroughs!
MJ: What was your upbringing like?
Larceny: I was raised by my grandmother and my mom , they were birth mom and dad even though my dad was in the picture but he was doing a bid , 26 years to be exact. To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!
TIM TUGGLES: Family Man and Multitasker Reallionaire
Tim Tuggles AKA “Timmy Gunz” has been in the music industry for quite some time. During that time, he has become a father of 8 children and he and his wife have mastered the art of balancing work and home. I recently caught up with Tim and had an interesting chat. To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!
MALK NAZ: New Star on the Rise
Malk Naz is definitely not a well-known name, but that is soon to change. This talented young man has a lot to say and has a rather unique lyrical way of saying it. I recently chatted with Malk about his career thus far. Malk Naz is definitely not a well-known name, but that is soon to change. This talented young man has a lot to say and has a rather unique lyrical way of saying it. I recently chatted with Malk about his career thus far. To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!
Dj Freddy Ayeee was inspired to become a Dj after the death of a close friend. From that moment DJ Ayeee pressed forward. He began doing house parties and his name spread quickly. DJ Ayeee eventually worked his way to several venues and bars. The Break Room Bar in Fullerton, CA was a spot DJ Freddy Ayeee caught attention. DJ Freddy Ayeee’s continued to grow and began working with Rich Reems of SavRichRecords. Be on the lookout for a new mixtape release soon. Here’s DJ Freddy Ayeee in his own words- To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!
Surviving a Traffic Stop: 5 Ways to Deal With Law Enforcement
We have all driven by someone that has been detained by the police on a highway. We have all felt a sense of relief that it was them instead of us. On the other hand, we have all at some point been on the receiving end of a traffic stop. Clearly it is no fun getting detained by a traffic cop, but it is not the end of the world. Here are 5 ways to deal with law enforcement officers. 1. Remember police officers are just regular people doing their jobs. They have to provide for their families the same as us. Don't give them attitude when they stop you. Listen to what they have to say pertaining to the reason why they stopped you. Sometimes they stop you because they can see things we can't and that very reason could save your life. 2. Provide any vehicle documentation they request. Keep in mind that by law we are required to carry this documentation and their job is to ensure that every citizen is in compliance with the laws for their state. 3. If you feel you were wrongly pulled over you can state your case but remember to not be offensive or do it in a disrespectful way. Don't forget they are people too and not all cops are corrupt. 4. Be patient you must understand that their equipment is limited and it takes a while for them to verify your information. They are going as fast as they can. 5. Stay informed of the laws for your state. Know your rights and their limits as to what they can and cannot do and give them the respect that you expect from them. The next time you are stopped by the police just remember these 5 tips and you could emerge from the experience with a warning and not a ticket. Police Officers are just people trying to earn a living trying to do their jobs and the good cops do outweigh the bad cops. Give them a chance cooperate and you will be fine.
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